Elizabeth Gaskell Bicentenary
This year is the 200th anniversary of writer Elizabeth Gaskell's birth. This spring, you can join in the festivities, taking a Cranford tour in Knutsford, visiting the writer's former home 84 Plymouth Grove in Manchester, which will re-open to the public later this month, or head to the Portico Library in Manchester for a new exhibition on Gaskell's life.
Details For information on the Cranford tours see www.knutsfordheritage.co.uk, for 84 Plymouth Grove see www.elizabethgaskellhouse. org and for the Portico Library exhibition see www.theportico. org.uk